Control Tower celebrates 75th anniversary of the end of World War II - Kennet Radio

Control Tower celebrates 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

This weekend, Greenham Common Control Tower will be marking the 75th anniversary of VJ Day – the end of the Second World War.

There’ll be a special display of period vehicles on Saturday plus guided tours of a new exhibition entitled “Newbury Area during World War II”.

Come along and learn some surprising things about Newbury and area in the war!

Supervised tours of the tower, on Saturday and Sunday, will be for groups of no more than 6 people.  The first tour is at 11.00, then at 11.40, 12.20, 1.00 and 1.40.

There is no need to book online.  People can just turn up at the tower and sign up for the tour they want.  Visitors will need to have their own face mask.  The tours are free but the tower is run by volunteers so a donation is appreciated.  While visitors are waiting for their tour, or after it, they can enjoy a drink and snack from the Control Tower café which is operating an outdoor service.

The Control Tower will be open on Saturday and Sunday, plus every weekend from now on. 

You can find more details by clicking on the link to the Control Tower’s website below:

Greenham Common Control Tower

Greenham Control Tower opened its doors in Summer 2018 as a visitor centre and community hub with the aim to preserve and share the historical legacy of one of the few remaining airfield buildings. Telling the story of Greenham Common whilst supporting and cooperating with local organisations for the benefit of the whole community.

<em>Photo credit: Michael Garnett CCL Flickr</em>

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